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Heinrich Georg Bronn
BRONN, Heinrich Georg.

BRONN, Heinrich Georg.
(1800 - 1862)

(Born: Ziegelhausen near Heidelberg, Germany, 3 March 1800; Died: Heidelberg, Germany, 5 July 1862) German geologist & paleontologist.

Bronn studied at the University at Heidelberg where he took his doctor's degree in the faculty of medicine in 1821. The following year he was appointed professor of natural history. He now devoted himself to palaeontological studies, and to field-work in various parts of Germany, Italy and France. His principal work, Letkaea Geognostica (2 vols., Stuttgart, 1834-8; 3rd ed. with F. Romer, 3 vols., 1851-6), has been regarded as one of the foundations of German stratigraphical geology. In 1861 Bronn was awarded the Wollaston medal by the Geological Society of London.

Biographical references: ADB. American Journal of Science: Series 2, 34 (1862), 304. Cleevely, World Palæontological Collections, 1983: p. 68. DBA: I 148, 219-221. DSB: 2, 497-8. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Jahrbuch der k.k. Geologischen Reichsanstalt, Wien: 12 (1861-2), 262-4. Kettner, Radim., "Heinrich Georg Bronn (1800, +1862)," Casopis pro Mineralogii a Geologii, 7 (1962), pt. 1, 102-3. Leopoldina: 3 (1862), 88. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie: Festschrift, 1907, portrait. Poggendorff: 1, cols. 307 & 1544. Proceedings of the Geological Society, London: 1863, p. xxxii-xxxiii. Rudwick, Meaning of Fossils, 1972. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 2, 628. WBI.

1. German, 1830.
Gæa Heidelbergensis, | oder | Mineralogische Beschreibung | der | Gegend von Heidelberg. | Mit einer | petrographischen Karte. | Von | Dr. Heinr. G. Bronn, | Professor und mehrer gelehrten Gesellschaften Mitgliede. | [tapered rule] | Heidelberg und Leipzig, | Neue academische Buchhandlung von Karl Groos. | [short rule] | 1830.

8°: x, 237 p., one petrological/geological map (folding).

Rare. This is basically a description of the geology in the area around Heidelberg in Germany. It contains only minor mineralogical content, being mostly devoted to petrological and geological analysis. A petrological map illustrates the text.

Bibliographical references: BL [7106.aaa.28.]. Katalog Bergakademie Freiberg, 1879: p. 98 [IX. 1725.]. Partsch, Katalog der Bibliothek, 1851: no. 1216.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefaktenkunde. Herausgegeben von K.C. v. Leonhard und H.G. Bronn. (Stuttgart, 1830).
See under: Neues Jahrbuch Für Mineralogie.

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